Exercise Spotlight: Prone hip extension with bent knee for glute activation
Do you feel like your glutes never fire? Do you perform deadlift, squat, bridge, goodmorning exercises to try to feel the glutes but are never sure if they’re working? Do you feel like you can’t just turn them on at will, or don’t know what it feels like for them to turn on.
This is for you! This is a great drill to learn what it “”feels”” like to have your glute on. We like it because there’s not much available to substitue for the glute in this position. Bending the knee prior to extending the hip places the hamstring in a position that actively makes it insufficient. The pillow under the hips starts you in some hip flexion, so you aren’t just compensating with a ton of lumbar extension.
👇👇👇Give it a shot and let us know how it goes in a comment below!👇👇👇
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